Saucony National Cross Country Championships –
Andrew Noble represented A&D at the National Cross Country Championships at Harewood House, Yorkshire. A fitting finale to the club’s XC season, Noble finished the 12K course in 50:07, placing him 1055th out of 2006 runners.
Lenham Winter Cross Marathon – Sunday 24th February 2019
The sun shone on A&D runners facing the unrelenting hills and steps of the Lenham Winter Cross Marathon on Sunday. Rik Holden completed the course in in 4:55:13; Steve Hickman finished in 6:46:47.
Brighton Half Marathon – Sunday 24th February 2019
Gill O’Connor endured Sunday’s unseasonably warm weather on the East Sussex Coast, finishing the Brighton half marathon in 1:43:17.
Great Run Local: Kingsnorth, Ashford – Sunday 24th February 2019
Will Whittington (24:57) and Emma Jenkins (32:15) completed the 5K around Kingsnorth on Sunday.
Two A&D runners took on the SVN challenge around Reculver on Saturday. A mixture of trail, grass, concrete and tarmac, the event started in late-afternoon sunshine and finished in misty darkness. Helen Weeden marked her 48th marathon to date, covering an ultra distance of 31.25 miles in 7:05:12. Eddie Rodger covered 26.2 miles in 4:40:19.
Hastings Parkrun – Saturday 23rd February 2019
Christine Costiff faced windy conditions during the 5K along Hastings seafront on Saturday, finishing in 21:24.
Further north, two club members completed Birkenhead Parkrun. John Fidge finished in 27:18, followed by Ann Fidge in 30:44.
Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 23rd February 2019
Chris Boyce was 2nd overall with a time of 19:18. Scotty Lynch was 13th overall in 21:04, followed by Mark Harrison (21:13) in 16th place and John Beale in 18th with a PB time of 21:35. Ian Grundy (23:00) was next home for the club, closely followed by Don Dewar (23:18), Terry Sellen (23:33), Will Whittington (23:51) and Stu Nunn (23:56). Rod Kessack crossed the finish line in 25:12, with Keith Lynn (25:28) close behind. Lisa Bracken was next in 27:31, followed by Shaun Snowwolf-Harris (27:42), Lucy Johnstone (28:52), Emma Jenkins (32:10), Lesley Moody (33:56), Susan Sutton (34:23), Becky Hodgson (34:59) and Julie Foster (39:56).
By Verity Dunbar